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administration has been getting called out for picking winners and losers in the energy sector, mostly losers. a new bill would eliminate all of the energy, all of the energy tax credits. would that make it even playing field for people in that this is? running me now, republican congressman of kansas superposed the bill. congressman, welcome to the show. are you trying to accomplish with this? >> several things, first of all. thank you for having me on the show and talk about this. this is about affordable energy for the folks in kansas and california. affordable energy that they can depend on and rely on. our tax cut has become one that favors folks with a political ties and not those customers. in so many energy companies to get back to doing what they're supposed to do, creating value through finding customers, not political patrons. my legislation does just that, getting rid of every single energy tax credit in the entire code. i am all for it. we should close these loopholes for wind and the algae and tax credits totalling guesstimated of the mall and level the playing field. gerri: you
be the next energy secretary. dagen: more on the power outage and the record-breaking at cbs sports for that incredible game. connell: and cyber attacks, the white house considering action against china. dagen: i had the ravens, did you? by a field goal, 27-24. connell: nobody knows football like dagen mcdowell. clearly. dagen: stocks now has to do every 15 minutes, nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. nicole: a good bet going. if yo you're betting on the mar, 14,000 mark a little disappointed today, we are pulling back, dow jones industrials down 116 points right now. a majority of the dow components, 28 of the 30 were in the red, only two names, green arrows, there is ro rod-based selling going on, the retail stocks all with down arrows. some of this is coupled with number one, very far, very fast. and you have a strong dollar, worries of europe once again factoring in. and they look at oracle, up over 1%. down 1.6%. up over the $2 billion deal. obviously the equato acquirer cg in. dagen: energy attorney announced friday he will be leaving that post pending confirmati
all-time highs. he is coming up later this hour. liz: higher crude push helped energy etfs hit new 52-week highs. erx, makes a three times bullish bet on oil. we flip it over to the iye. this is up 5%. this is up with one and change. 1 1/2%. top holdings include exxonmobil, chevron and schlumberger. dynamic energy exploration etf. pxe. top holdings, hess, valero and marathon oil. looking good. david: we're awaiting into us from amazon. they're about to report. we'll have the numbers, full analysis as soon as the numbers are released. brace yourself. we have a leading analyst who says this year oil could rise to record levels, forget about that jump back in 2008. he says we haven't seen the numbers coming up for 150 years. find out why. liz: okay. corning's gorilla glass, we've shown it to you. it is pretty strong as i got to see first-hand at this year's consumer electronics show. we put it to the test but the strong glass is bringing in very unbelieveable sales. i tried to break it. i was jumping all over that thing. david: you had rubber souls. i want to see that in high heels. >> d
democrats. >> bret: thank you. energy secretary steven chu the nobel prize winner sheparded effort to spur clean energy u.s. economy will step down after tenure rocked by failures of costly government investments. chu took responsibility but not the blame for the hal half-billion investment in solyndra that went bankrupt after the administration doubled down in 2011. in award ceremony, president obama praised chew chule for designing a cap to plug deep water horizon oil spill in 2010. this is a big position, especially with the energy issues still pending in the president's second term. >>> from washington, to the kremlin. plea for russians to get busy. salacious details later in the grapevine. up next, hillary clinton says cowboy, as another american embassy comes under attack. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? e carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term he
supply company in high school. it was gulf states energy. then it was bought by entergy. at all times energy transmission was feeding the superdome. we continue to work with the superdome personnel to look into any outstanding issues. this is a statement from the company spokesman. power has been repaired we sincerely apologize. authorities are investigating the cause of the power outage. we will have more information as it becomes available. those are all those statements. when they called the saints officially, because that's where the saints play officially, officially they are deferring all questionses to the nfl. the saints are like, we're not playing, it's not our issue, do not ask us. terence, this is -- i have to tell you, if you're playing, if i am the baltimore ravens, and i have all of this momentum it's right after half time, we just ran the ball back 109 yards. i have to sit 40 minutes on the sideline. and all of a sudden i lose momentum, somebody's got some explaining to do. >> there's one group left out there, don. and that's the new orleans police force, and they say s
energy. right away i'm suspicious. >> a few days before the big game the superdome being lauded for efficiency. so efficient they turned off a half the lights for half the game. according to the nfl there was an abnormality like a power surge and a breaker kicked in. they knew what it was quickly. it takes a while to restart it because generators kicked in. if it was all dark it would have been difficult. everyone was calm. the game was delayed 34 minutes. it was just an embarrassment at best. we don't know exactly what happened. we didn't get a lot of information. >> thankfully it didn't go all dark. that would have been a disaster. that's good. boomer esiason, analyst and former mvp of the nfl, said during rehearsals last week on two occasions beyonce blew out the electricity. >> he said that. >> he said it today, all over the place. >> the other thing. >> he's a smart guy. it's beyonce meets solyndra. >> i spent three days and i was surprised how much of the infrastructure wasn't finished by thursday. they were still constructing a bunch of things leading up to friday. it see
...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> i don't really know exactly what is going on, so we're going to stay by the door, be close to an exit. but otherwise, staying calm. >> well, for 34 minutes, 108 million americans watched a stadium full of football fans sit in the dark. super bowl xlvii will probably be best remembered as the game where the lights went out. where was don meredith when we needed him? and now officials are trying to figure out just what the heck happened. the nfl has ruled out beyonce as the culprit. the entertainer used her own generators for the halftime show. and superdome authorities say that a substation detected an abnormality and automatically cut power. but at this point that's all they know. fortunately, conservatives have a few theories of their own. many right-wingers took to twitter and social media just blew up, and of course blaming the obama administration, pointing to this department of energy press release detailing the city of new orleans embracing
of their recommendations were acted on by the administration. retrofitting government buildings with energ energy-efft technology and fast-track review for infrastructure projects is council recommendations it put in place. some of the council recommendations are at odds with white house positions when you call to allow u.s. companies to avoid taxes on the overseas profits. republicans say serve as nothing more than a political show. >> once in the president could have done instead of wasting so much time blaming others would have been to convey the java council he created a mixed so much fanfare. he is no has not done so for mon a year. rich: the two-year charter now expires. back to you. melissa: breaking news right now, federal judge in iowa has sentenced financial group chairman to 50 years in prison, the maximum term. he attempted suicide last summer outside of peregrine headquarters before regulators learned $200 million in possible funds went missing. russell wasendorf was 64 years old, is 54 years old, pardon me. the twinkie name over $24 million. when they open the bidding for the snack
street. let's take a look at chesapeake energy. we know that the ceo will be stepping down on april 1. there it is. up 5.5%. what is the potential going forward? it is what you should continue to follow. back to you before thank you, nicole. contracted for the first time in years. peter, good to see you. the ten year treasury yield is about 10%. the markets barely selling off. what do you say? >> they need to worry. it is interesting that the last quarter of the avant-garde is the weakest of his presidency. it shows me that the temporary euphoria of the stimulus is holding off. i think the fed is getting ready to up the dosage of the stimulus. interest rates are rising despite this it the dollar is tanking. if it was not for the japanese yen, imagine how low the dollar would be. i think it will break down a lot. look at oil prices knocking on the door at $100 a barrel. more people will realize that the economy is in a lot worse shape than they thought. dagen: why are not yield going up? >> yields are going up. dagen: that is what i am saying. why are people selling treasury bonds if t
've got is in an earlier generation, with an earlier structure, the republicans can take the energy of the people of the grass roots. bend it toward the middle and use it to elect people like ronald reagan and the bushes, father and son. but all of that architecture is gone. all you've got is the energy at the grass roots that isn't organized in anyway. and karl rove can't organize it. neither can any of the other people who played with that power but who now can't control it. >> so those who rode the tiger are now inside the tiger. >> exactly. >> don't forget, the chamber of commerce, at very times, made common cause with the antigovernment, anti-tax, anti-everything. they were willing to get in bed with him at certain points. and now they're paying for it. and karl is trying to unwind what he's wound. >> he's like a track tout. i used to go and after the races were over, they would show you who they'd recommend you'd bet on. it was always the winners that pass out the free picks. i would have bet on this guy. that's rove out there saying i would have had all of these winners picke
. the cost of living is going up. health care cost, food, energy, everything is getting more expensive. and even if you have these depreciating dollars what kind of yields can you have? you can't get 1% on your money in the bank. melissa: so depressing. come on, i will be weeping here soon. rescue me from here since. >> i was thinking same thing. no wonder these two feel bad how things look. the important thing to realize about a survey you cited it is a snapshot of consumer sentiment at time. it is not really entirely predictive what their behavior will look like. how are you file financially and how are you feeling secure. melissa: aren't they looking at their 401(k) when they're seeing something like this. >> looking at people 45 to 60. in your 40s do you have any sense what you will retire. you're thinking what will the job market look like. hearing talk about entitlement reform. you're thinking i'm not sure social security and medicare will be around when i retire so i will have to stay longer in the workforce. this is more indicative what people think about today rather than what
, and hundreds and thousands of twitter accounts and today reports that department of energy is getting hit. how china is crossing a real big line, and president obama, should drop everything to address this. ' to start with you jed. we hear about cyber war and cyber warfare, i'm not sure a lot ofeople take it seriously, can you describe what is at stake? >> every 6 rhet secret that we n our nation, and every computer network that runs virtually everything we do. this is serious stuff, maybe short of an act of war, but china has been going on, for a long time on pr this path, i think about 5 years ago they hacked in army's computer system in pentagon shutting down the e-mail. this is not new, titan rain code name, you know there is two types of government agents in u.s., those who have been hacked by china, and those who don't know they have been hacked this happens roughly a hundred times a day, attacks coming in from china from all sorts of places mostly guangdong province, this is say military effort. charles: michelle. no react, i rarely hear anything from washington in a political realm we
this morning and you'll see energy prices down about 30 cents. and at this point, the ten-year is yield iing -- trouble role, please. we're frozen at this point. yielding 1.972%. the euro yet was at a 14-month high versus the dollar. and you can see right now, the dollar is stronger against the eu euro. gold prices are down by about 6.30, $1675.30 an ounce. right now, let's get to the global markets report. ross westgate is standing by in london. good morning. we haven't seen you in quite a while. you have a lot of red behind you this morning. >> we have, indeed, becky. i saw andrew more recently than i've seen you over there in davos. yeah, look, we are down. you can see decleaners outpacing the decliners. we're down at the session low. down around .0. the spanish market down 1.5%. that's down to bank stocks. they're all off heavily because of santander. santander is europe's largest lender in the eurozone. stock off 2.3% today. there's 2012 net profit more than halved hurt by big losses in real estate, write-downs and property assets. also key growth spots as latin america down, as well. t
we have been talking about last few days. we talk about foreign policy having an effect on energy markets. john bolton is coming on. he will be here in a moment. dagen: we will focus on the dow above 14,000. how is the dollar holding up? look at the dollar weakness, look at euro that is almost $1.37. that ultimately is not good for the country. [ male announcer] surprise -- you're having triplets. [ babies crying ] surprise -- your house was built on an ancient burial ground. [ ghosts moaning ] surprise -- your car needs a new transmission. [ coyote howls ] how about no more surprises? now you can get all the online trading tools you need without any surprise fees. ♪ it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. it's just common sense. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. execu
education, training, energy and national security will cost us jobs it will slow down our recovery. it is not the right thing to do for the economy, it is not the right thing for folks that are out there still looking for work. the good news is this does not have to happen. for all the drama and disagreements we have had over the last few years, democrats and republicans have been able to come together and cut the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion through a mix of spending cuts and higher rates on taxes for the wealthy. a balanced approach has achieved more than $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction. that is more than halfway towards the $4 trillion in deficit reduction that economists and elected officials from both parties believe it is required to save our debt. i believe we can finish the job with a balanced mix of spending cuts and more tax reform. the proposals that i put forward during the fiscal cliff negotiations, and discussions with speaker boehner and others, are still very much on the table. i just want to repeat, do deals that i fell forward, the balanced approach of sp
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. they were the weakest today, your industrials and energy and material stocks and transportation stocks. look at the transports there. all were notably weaker. there's your sector, and those are the ones with the biggest move up. they make the sense on the down side. home business, ryland terrific numbers, all home builders with terrific numbers but there was profit-taking today. the problem is on the valuation. finally, maria, hold on the ten-year note there. look at that. below 2%. back to you. >> all right, bob, thank you so much. back with me is eric from russell developments and our own rick santelli. very good to see you. let me kick this off with you, eric. surprised we took a breather today? >> no, actually given the negative number on gdp expected the market to react a little more violently to the downside. i think it gives you a sense that the market feels like there is no other asset class for them to invest in and there's a little bit of a crisis fatigue. not that those things aren't things to worry about, just that worrying hasn't made money over the last year. >> that's a good p
, and it came up with recommendations like they should retrofit federal buildings to be more energy efficient. these are ideas that have been kicking around all over the place for years, so it just never came up with anything. the president didn't seem to invest any energy in it, and you know, the unemployment rate now is 7.9%, and it's that in part because so many people have been discouraged and dropped out of the work force. >> byron, we're at the beginning of a new year. we're all looking for big ideas for the economy. who has big ideas for this economy, whether it's dreamt or republican or polka dot? where are the big ideas for really moving in economy forward this year? >> i would not character eyes either side as having big ideas as much as conflicting ideas. republicans really, really, really want to cut federal spending, get the debt under control. president obama wants to preserve more spending, wants to cut the deficit by racing taxes. there are two different ideas of how to handle the economy. president obama won the election. the democratic party won the senate, and the republica
need to invest very heavily and create jobs in weatherization, energy efficient and sustainable unreasonable. that's one area, ed, if we are aggressive, we can create many millions of jobs rather quickly. second of all, we have got to demand that wall street stop sitting on the huge amounts of money they are and get that money out to the productive economy so small and medium-sized businesses have the capital to expand and also create new jobs. that. >> is a plan that needs to be discussed. and americans ought to get behind. senator bernie sanders, thanks for joining us tonight. i appreciate it. >>> coming up, geraldo rivera wants to be new jersey's next senator. we have an exclusive first look at his first campaign ad, next. >>> and our panel will weigh in on geraldo as well as scott brown's political future. eugene brown, michael tomasky and michelle goldberg will join me. stay tuned. you're watching "the ed show" on msnbc. we're right back. i'm here with daphne oz, a model of healthy habits. so daphene, do you eat activia. i do it's always in my fridge. and you know activia i
should be looking at is the energy sector. we like that through the vanguard etf, vde. energy was year was an underperformer. if you look the dividend yield is great right there it is one of the cheapest sectors out there and globally there is a lot of room for expansion here. in the u.s. we're looking about consumption of 22 barrels a day per person here. look at places like india and china where the real growth is. you have consumption under two barrels a day there. there is a lot of opportunity. energy is a long-term story. but we think you should be thinking globally as an investor and really where the opportunity is today, and we think the greatest opportunity in the next 10 years is really in places like emerging markets and better yet, frontier markets. countries like vietnam where you have tremendous growth and evaluations are much cheaper than we're experiencing here. david: wow, vietnam. who would have thunk several years ago. i don't know about liz, but three out of the four people here have apple stock. myself included. gene, it is kind of a sore spot to.that out to investo
their leg, a lack of energy in the room. going in and asking them questions and getting them engaged and seeing if they can -- the best teacher is very interactive. it's more performance oriented. i think it's fantastic that we're finally getting to the bottom of why are those amazing people so good. we're not saying we can get everybody to the very top, but at least we can do a lot, a lot better and it only costs about 2% of the salary base to put these observers, surveys, statistics gathering together and that is a fantastic investment. >> tell me about another trend that is sweeping education or has just begun. these massively online courses, where what i'm struck by is you have the ability now because stanford and mit are putting all their courses online and harvard putting all its courses online and everyone else will probably follow suit that you have the ability to now take courses in an interactive fashion because they're designing them pretty well with interactive software and you could be taught physics by basically the best physics teacher in the world. that feels like it
to spur growth. banks are as healthy as they can be. you have energy costs going down. energy independence coming a reality in the united states. the housing market is bottoming on the u.s. china has new leadership in they are accommodating growth. all of those are positive indicators. lori: what are your -- >> we see them up. we have earned half of that now. let's not forget, we still have the triple witching power. we have to get through that before we can look at the market being on a sustained path. lori: we will have to leave it there, john. melissa: football, beer and loopholes. the president had to say this about reducing the deficit. >> there is no dow that we need additional revenue coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down our deficit. we can do it in a gradual way so it does not have a huge impact. the average person cannot take advantage of them. they do not have access to cayman islands account. the average person does not have access to carried interest income. melissa: i do not know, how do you interpret that. that sounds like the tax man is coming. lori:
of nearly $37 billion in energy investments. stop making them out to be the bad guys. like you have other successful americans that take pride in a u.s. company being number one in the world. that's a good thing. coming up next, traders seem to love today's jobs numbers, but were they really all that good? our political panel weighs in, and stocks on a roll, lately, topping numbers not seen since 2007. how long will it last, and how high will they go? coming up. ♪ >>> from the fox business studios in new york city, it's "the willis report" with gerri willis. gerri: beautiful evening in new york, but cold. all right, talking about the dow topping 14,000 today for the first time since the financial crisis rocked the world economy, but should investors brace for a painful correction? that's what folks are saying. jared, senior equity strategist at zachs investment research joining me now. all right. tell me, explain the stock market. why is it happy when we have a punk jobs data and then the economy slip shrinks in the fourth quarter. why is it so high? >> i thought about it and talked abo
. connell: the new energy markets. if you want to know where the jobs are, this will be one place you should look. dagen: looking good. not you. top of the hour, stocks now. nicole: let's start off with the dow jones industrials. down about 11 points right now. just below that 13,900 mark. we got very close to the 1400 mark. we were about 31 points away, if i recall correctly. the nasdaq is off today. up two points. we have talked about some names that are weighing them down. bank of america and coca-cola with pressure. qualcomm has new highs. nine-month highs. they came out with their quarterly reports. they talked about profit they talked about revenue. the outlook looking good. you had ubs raising the price target. they had a buy rating. the stock is up 5%. connell: thank you. dagen: the senate set to vote on the debt bill. connell: we have rich edson on capitol hill. rich: the senate is increasing a debt in the ceiling. that would allow spending through may 18. they can push that date even further into the summer. the debt ceiling moves out of the way for fight over government spending.
pads, and, you know, technology devices. not in things like education and energy and that's the only sign of inflation. but to joe's point, i think the fed can back off on what they've said if in fact we've seen them pull back. they can walk away from the 6.5% unemployment target and wind down quantitative easing in a much more rapid pace. i think that's a step in the right direction, so it doesn't have to be a train wreck. this could be a gradual pullback of easing where interest rates start going up in the first part of 2014. >> we've been talking about pulling this band aid off for so long. carl, it's like housing, though. schiller wrote a piece in the journal, they said it lasted five years. that was painful. but boy, when it reversed, it was more painful than that time with which you're waiting for it to happen. >> joe, art, thanks, guys. good stuff. >> thank you. >> trading debut here at the nyse today. becoming the largest ipo from a u.s. company since facebook. shares of zoetis is trading at $26 apiece. it's the only way to play it in a pure way, because the other animal medicine
. >> thank you. >>> another piece of news. chesapeake energy co-founder and ceo aubrey mcclendon will be stepping down in april. the move caps off a tumultuous year for the second largest natural gas producer. last spring a series of reports triggered civil and criminal investigations. regulators in chesapeake's board are looking into mcclendon crossed the line by mixing personal and company business and possible trauflt violatiant violations. shareholders stripped him of the chairman's title. the stock is moving higher on the news. actually, a lot higher. 10% higher. and kay kelly will have more details later. i should note, there was a report in reuters this morning that -- in terms of the compensation he's going to get out the door, it may be that the company doesn't owe him money but that he owes the company money. >> interesting. you never want to see a headline like this. when you're a ceo and lead -- "chesapeake shares soar as chief quits." >> it is up 10%. only $2 on a $20 stock. >> the strange part, he was the ghie made the company. there is a flip side to all of
in the energy markets today amid growing tensions in the middle east. yesterday, israel hinted that its air force may have been behind the air strike. on a missile site in syria in order tody stroi weapons it believes were headed for lebanon. you can see right now, crude oil prices down by about 11%. 96.85. and, steve, i'll send it over to you. >> we'll talk to boeing about compensation for the grounding of the dreamliner. it estimates it will cost nearly $8el million through tend of march. barclay's finance director chris lucas and the bank's top legal expert are set to retire. the departures add to change at the top as the financial giant struggles to put disasters behind it. resimple in moment will officially become blackberry today. the rim name doesn't completely disappear until shareholders approve the change at the annual meeting which usually takes place in july, andrew. >> if you went to sleep after halftime at the super bowl last night, you missed a lot and i mean a lot because i thought this game was kind of over. >> that's why you went to bed? >> i didn't go to bed. i stayed up.
beaten down over the last couple of years. this is tech, this is energy, this is big cap, industrials, these are stocks that have basically been -- that have gotten cheaper over the last couple of years, around fears of a global recession, around fears that the rest of the world isn't as strong as the u.s. today, i think that it's time to really reverse that trade and go back into some of the more globally geared gdp sensitive stocks that are cheap, they're underowned, and it looks like the global economy could actually outpace the u.s. this year, and for the next couple of years. >> savita we talked to a bunch of strategists this year who are, i would say, aggressive to -- i mean, mixed in terms of their defensive nature regarding sector allocation, that they might step on the accelerator later on in the year once we get past some of the d.c. deadlines and go more cyclical, go more economically sensitive. would your advice be to err on the side of aggressive? >> i think it's -- there's no better time to do it than now. the reason is that, you know, i think the market looks through a
. the ceo of energy company nrg is going to join us with more. no power problems here as we fire up the lights on the "squawk" set and get ready to make you money. the second hour of "squawk box" starts right now. ♪ >>> good morning, everybody. i'm becky quick along with andrew ross sorkin and steve liesman. joe is off this week. get this, yesterday was the worst performance for the markets since 2013 began. this morning the futures are pointing to a big rebound in the markets. you can see right now the dow futures up by 93 points. s&p futures up by more than nine points. yesterday, they gave back about 129 points for the dow. so at this point it looks like we are starting to see some sort of a big rebound, maybe taking back all that ground it lost yesterday. the dow, in fact, starting off this week as we mentioned with big sell-off. there were renewed concerns out there about europe and some profit taking, as well. the dow actually finishing below that key 14,000 level yesterday. mutual fund pioneer jack bogle spoke with us yesterday on the program and he said individual investor
to be in a panicked state when half of the power went out. when the company that supplies the energy to the superdome said basically it was a power surge. the system thought there was an abnormality and shut down. equivalent of at your house a power breaker goes off. a breaker broke. and the half of the energy in the stadium goes off. half the power goes off. here's the thing, for those of you watching at home you had no explanation because the power went out on the side of the announcers, jim nance and phil simms for cbs. you could not hear them because the power was out on their side of the stadium as well. so fans were in the dark inside the stadium and all over the world because there was no explanation. what happened was there was a surge -- there was no fire as originally reported. and the players resumed after 34 minutes on of a power outage. >> 34 long minutes. it felt like it was a decisive moment in the game. walk us through some of the other highlights. >> yeah. you know, it was all ravens before the power outage. you just know the conspiracy theories were gearing up saying the nfl is tryi
in egypt. >>> energy secretary steven chu is resigning. in a statement, president obama said chu helped move the country toward energy independence citing department programs in wind and solar power. chu will stay on until the end of the month and until a successor is confirmed. those are the headlines. back to tracy and ashley. ashley: rick folbaum, thanks so much. the u.s. economy added 157,000 jobs in january, while the unemployment rate it ticked up to 7.9% but today's report represents only a fraction of the 12 million americans looking for work. peter barnes joins us from the labor department with more on that story, peter? >> hey, ashley. 4.7 million of those 12 million people have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer. that's about 40% of the stolt -- total unemployment. the white house is not doing any high-fives about the jobs report today but it will take it. the president's top economist alan krueger telling me this morning that the report and some other economic indicators paint a picture of an economy that is slowly healing but not back to full they will health just yet.
doesn't allow us to grab all of that energy. also, why he does not a stance against china. i have a great relationship with china. what are the chinese want? any job. you would not believe that, but maybe they respect me. anything trump. china does not respect us. they do not respect our leaders. i am amazed that obama does not allow us to go and get our energies so we can get rid of opec for a change. the greatest abuser of all is opec. the other is why they do not do something about china. stuart: china has the money and we want to borrow that money. >> if we turn things around, we do not have to arrow the money. we would be a great country again. we are headed in the wrong direction. it is interesting that in 2016 that they say, which will be interesting china will supersede us as a great power a great economic power. if somebody said this ten years ago, it was unthinkable. that is a pretty sad fact. stuart: we had another report out last week that said you were looking to buy the "new york times." i am hoping that is true. >> i think a lot of people are hoping it is true. i ha
it. the president did get some big improvements in energy investments and sensors to help detect and repair problems before the lights go out. as well as some grid modernizations. we did not get the brain, and during last night's super bowl, super bowl xli, we didn't get the commercials for the smart grid, we got this. 34 minutes of darkness in the most watched television event in u.s. history. it was not all bad. when the lights went out, twitter lit up. a whole lot of snark, the audience sports net tweeted, many without power in new orleans, please help, every donation counts. one tweeted in hind sight maybe installing the clapper was a bad idea. this tweet, i'm going to speak into a mug because my bain is not very good. and the parody account, super dome lighting crew tweeted what people don't talk about is how the lights were on for the entire first half. never get that credit. we don't know yet the exact cause of last night, power outage or if it could have been stopped by a smart grid, maybe it could not have. but blackouts in general and big ones in particular are more com
. it the -- the energy situation is tempered by one thing, the white house, so many of the key stone pipeline, there is the president's true colors, there shows there may be no fossil future blessing for everything. i don't want to detract from the optimism all over the place. the hope that is republican party starts talking business. then there is a chance, they don't feel post-fiscal cliff, they don't feel washington is the enemy anywhere. ♪ [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ the all-new cadillac ats -- 2013 north american car of the year. ♪ for a limited time, take advantage of this exceptional offer on the all-new cadillac ats.
of the plane's lithium batteries. >>> americans are pumping more of their income into gas. the energy department said monday that u.s. households spend an average of $2,912, 4% of their income on fuel last year. that's the highest level in four years. even though gas costs are eating up a bigger chunk of your budget, americans are buying less gas because their cars are becoming fuel efficient. the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.53. gas prices have been rising. there you go. >>> all right. 23 minutes past the hour. texas governor rick perry launching a big radio ad push in major california cities. he is trying to get businesses to the lone star state. listen to this. >> this is texas governor rick perry. come check out texas. there are plenty of reasons -- >> perry touts texas' low taxes and easier business climate compared to california. >> everybody wants jobs. people have been moving into texas. >> a nice place. >> we have seen an inflow of migration. >>> the white house with a key deadline and republicans vowing to do something about that. >>> instead of kids f
, the energy department says the average u.s. household spent almost $3,000 on gas last year, that's the highest level in four years. >>> talkback question today, should the boy scouts of america lift its ban on gays? facebook.com/carolcnn or twet me @carolcnn. your responses next. that are 62 and older about a great way to live a better retirement. it's called a reverse mortgage. [ male announcer ] call right now to receive your free dvd and booklet with no obligation. it answers questions like how a reverse mortgage works, how much you qualify for, the ways to receive your money, and more. plus, when you call now, you'll get this magnifier with l.e.d. light absolutely free. when you call the experts at one reverse mortgage today, you'll learn the benefits of a government-insured reverse mortgage. it will eliminate your monthly mortgage payments and give you tax-free cash from the equity in your home. and here's the best part -- you still own your home. take control of your retirement today. ♪ ♪ >>> talkback question today should the boy scouts of america lift its ban on gays,
million people who want to. yahoo! make you want to work there. i liked this call, there was energy, it's no longer, it's as bad as it used to be. they didn't mind paying the taxes. they are buying back stock. what a good call. >> all true. it's an interesting point you make, one that we perhaps don't focus enough on, in creating enthusiasm amongst your own employee base in order to attract talent, in order to keep talent. she seems to be having success at doing that. >> she has charisma. >> it is about free cafeteria food and issuing iphones to employees. >> it's important when it's a turn-around story and there has to be one or two more quarters for the results to be seen. that's a great point you made, because these are needed expectations, the fact that they beat, and they show the business lines weren't doing much worse. but revenues were better than consensus. it was a stability quarter. they bought back a lot of stock, because it's extremely investment friendly. >> a number of directors on the board will be focused on that. dan loeb is still in there. probably will be for some ti
steeats, the would be in charge today. they need it to harness the energy from the far right but not be taken over by it. i think a lot of sensible voices in the party are saying we've got a problem here. if we want to win again, we've got to do something about it. yet they've structured the system this way so that all of their members are just terrified of losing in a primary far more than they are of defying the will of the american electorate. the problem is going to be here for a long tile. but you're seeing the chris christies, the marco roubios, ad the bobby jindals beginning to say we've got to change something. >> and joan walsh, briefly, the gop cannot afford them to form a libertarian effort of their own. that would be a death nail for the gop. >> right. and chris christie isn't a libertarian, so the strains they represent, too, are different strains of the republican party. but the republican party needs to hold together to be a national party. i don't think that's going to happen. but if those voices of slight reform get completely muddled, something will happen.
invest in things that are growing jobs, particularly energy. i'm just saying this should be a sign to those in politics, don't play with this. there's so many good things. there's a lot of corporate money overseas waiting to come back. profits are up. it's just waiting for that last one or two levers to be pushed. and hopefully we as a country and the congress can do it. >> we want to get kelly o'donnell in on the testimony. for that we go to the testimony that took place on capitol hill yesterday. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords who survived a mass shooting in arizona two years ago made an unexpected appearance before the senate judiciary committee, reading off a page of handwritten prepared remarks. she urged congress to act now on gun reform. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard. but the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> that says it all. giffords' husband, mark kelly, says expanding background checks for gun buyers should be a top priority, but the nra's chi
. the best thing we got going for us is that we are very good at extracting a form of energy in the middle part of the country that we don't like to -- that gives manufacturers a comparative -- >> i can't imagine that that's not going to be the thing -- all these other things. there's always something that offsets some of the negatives and i can't believe that's not going to be a powerful thing for us in the future. >> i think so, too. that's how we get to 2.5 demographics are going to be a drag. >> i'm being interested in your perspective. we're not talking about our clients about small businesses. a lot of bentup demand. we've been kind of sitting on our hands for four-plus years now, because of all the uncertainty, you know, in the environment there's still a lot of uncertainty. if we had positive leadership out of washington, and some of the uncertainty went away. don't you think there could be a mini boom here trying to replenish some of the inventories, equipment and technologies that have not been invested in? >> absolutely. that's the upside riz k to the forecast. >> we don't call
of momentum and he knew his players were losing that energy that they had. he was not happy about it. >> reporter: no, he wasn't and for good reason. as soon as the lights came on, as soon as the game came back colin kaepernick got themselves back into the game. no one could give john harbaugh why or how long. we don't know. the investigation is still under way as to why we had a partial power failure. it not only included lights inside but outside as well. it's something that continued to be investigated at this hour. there's no answers as to why went down. >> i would imagine that's initial reports. they could be right. i think still there's some time between now and tomorrow and before this entire investigation plays out. stand by. i'm sure we'll need you. we're not sure what time we'll go off the air tonight. you'll have to delay your plans to go down to bourbon street. stand by. as mark mckay stands by i want to read statement i got in from the power company. they were serving the super dome. entergy supplies power. we continue working with super dome personnel to address any out
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